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Cassandra Kahle: 'She’s Exceeding All The Expectations' In Brain Injury Rehab
06/04/2022
Cassandra Kahle: 'She’s Exceeding All The Expectations' In Brain Injury Rehab

Cassandra Kahle: 'She’s Exceeding All The Expectations' In Brain Injury Rehab

Show jumper Cassandra Kahle, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall two months ago, has transitioned out of a wheelchair and now is walking again with the assistance of a walker, her mother Natasha Brash said. “She’s eating on her ...

Photos from Golden Age of Show Jumping's post
03/04/2022

Photos from Golden Age of Show Jumping's post

Netflix Announces ‘Drive to Survive’ Spin-Off: ‘Three-Day Eventing – Certifiably Insane’ - Eventing Nation - Three-Day E...
02/04/2022
Netflix Announces ‘Drive to Survive’ Spin-Off: ‘Three-Day Eventing – Certifiably Insane’ - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Netflix Announces ‘Drive to Survive’ Spin-Off: ‘Three-Day Eventing – Certifiably Insane’ - Eventing Nation - Three-Day Eventing News, Results, Videos, and Commentary

Hot on the heels of the monumental success of the Netflix series, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, producers have announced a new show following top eventers for the series Three Day Eventing: Certifiably Insane. The

18-Year-Old Grace Debney and Zarina De Vidau Top Veteran Field in $37,000 Bainbridge 1.45m CSI5* - Phelps Sports
01/04/2022
18-Year-Old Grace Debney and Zarina De Vidau Top Veteran Field in $37,000 Bainbridge 1.45m CSI5* - Phelps Sports

18-Year-Old Grace Debney and Zarina De Vidau Top Veteran Field in $37,000 Bainbridge 1.45m CSI5* - Phelps Sports

Wellington, Fla. – Apr. 1, 2022 – The 2022 season may be winding down for the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), but that didn’t stop some of the world’s elite equestrian athletes from taking the stage on the Stadium Derby Field Friday afternoon to vie for top honors in the $37,000 Bainbridge...

New FEI 5* Status and USEF AA Rating$868,000 in total prize money$406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington fo...
01/04/2022
Changes Announced For 2022 Washington International

New FEI 5* Status and USEF AA Rating
$868,000 in total prize money
$406,000 Longines FEI Jumping World CupTM Washington for the President’s Cup with AA ranking points

New Expanded Schedule
Show will start on Monday expanding from six to seven days

Daily competition on Monday-Sunday with evening classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday allowing for a more exhibitor-friendly schedule

Horse-Friendly Venue With Major Upgrades:

The Show Place Arena surface replaced with FEI-approved footing
New all-weather footing in several schooling arenas
Dedicated FEI complex with schooling
Access to multiple areas for schooling, longeing, plus a ticketed warm up

Event schedule

https://wihs.org/event-schedule/

After two years of being held outdoors in North Carolina, the Washington International Horse Show is relocating back to an indoor in the Washington, D.C., area—although not downtown—this fall, and show managers have announced an expanded schedule...

Tryon Welcome 1: Heather Hooker Boggio and Charles 82 Help Themselves to $25,000 Jumper Classic WinFor Immediate Release...
31/03/2022

Tryon Welcome 1: Heather Hooker Boggio and Charles 82 Help Themselves to $25,000 Jumper Classic Win

For Immediate Release
TIEC PR

March 31, 2022 – Tryon Welcome 1 kicked off the 2022 USEF competition season at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) with more than two hundred horses in attendance, featuring Hunter, Jumper and Equitation competition.

The $25,000 Jumper Classic hosted Sunday in Tryon Stadium served as the weekend’s feature class. Heather Hooker (Wellington, FL) and Charles 82 cleared the jump-off track set by Skip Bailey (Wellington, FL) in 40.592 seconds for the win.

Just behind, her husband Chasen Boggio (Canton, GA) guided his own Co Pilot, the Westphalian gelding (Coney Obellnsty x Pauline), to reserve on a time of 42.661 seconds. Also going double-clear for a podium finish was Fernando Cardenas, Jr. (New Hill, NC) riding Dale Car, the 2013 Oldenburg mare (Quincy Car x Kaline De Moens) owned by Fernando Cardenas, to a time of 44.203 seconds for third place.

“We were pretty close on the time allowed [in the first round], so I’m glad we went clear,” Hooker Boggio admitted. “On Friday, we had an okay day. We all had ribbons, but Chasen had a better day. Today, we were like, ‘We want to jump clear so bad!’”

Hooker Boggio and her own 2010 Holsteiner gelding (Cachas x V-Carica) have been paired together for just more than a year, after they connected at a time when Hooker Boggio wasn’t in the market for a new ride.

“I was down visiting my mom and rode one of her horses over to my trainers, Ken Burkley and Scott Stewart, and they said, ‘I think we have the perfect horse for you.’ I didn’t think I was going to get a horse,” Hooker Boggio explained, “but Ken told me to just sit on him and see if I liked him, knowing that we would love him. He’s wonderful. He’s really like a big puppy and a total sweetheart.”

Starting Gate Communications March 31, 2022For Immediate ReleaseEric Lamaze Announces Retirementfrom Show Jumping Compe...
31/03/2022

Starting Gate Communications
March 31, 2022
For Immediate Release

Eric Lamaze Announces Retirement
from Show Jumping Competition
Wellington, Florida – Canadian Olympic champion Eric Lamaze has announced, with regret and sadness, that he has officially retired from show jumping competition.
Lamaze, who has been battling brain cancer since 2017, last competed at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgary, AB, where he anchored the Canadian Show Jumping Team to victory in the $600,000 Bank of Montreal Nations’ Cup on September 11, 2021. He then took a step back from competition to focus on his health, not knowing his last competitive appearance would be on home soil at his favourite venue, Spruce Meadows, where he is the all-time leading money winner with career earnings exceeding $6.7 million.
In February of this year, Lamaze was appointed to the position of Technical Advisor, Jumping, which includes acting as chef d’equipe for the Canadian Show Jumping Team, by Equestrian Canada (EC), the national federation for equestrian sport.
“It’s with great sadness that I am making this decision,” said Lamaze, 53, who is based in Wellington, FL, and Brussels, Belgium. “There’s a part of me that feels really upset that I’ve been battling cancer with the hope of riding again and I’m crushed that that won’t be the case. I’ve always said that I will retire under my own terms when the time is right. The situation with my health has forced me to make the decision earlier than I had envisioned, but the silver lining is that I still have the will to win and can contribute to the Canadian team and the sport I love through my new role as chef d’equipe.
“Now I have to turn my focus to giving my knowledge back to my fellow riders,” continued Lamaze. “I’ve always loved teaching and preparing horses and riders for major championships. I will give these riders every opportunity I ever had myself and I have great ideas for the future. I want every Canadian rider to know that their dreams are my dreams, too. When they win, I win.”

Dear Competitors, Trainers, and Owners:Although we are ready to start the 2022 Blenheim EquiSports show season, many own...
31/03/2022

Dear Competitors, Trainers, and Owners:
Although we are ready to start the 2022 Blenheim EquiSports show season, many owners, trainers, and riders are telling us that they would prefer to hold off another week.

Over the past several days, we’ve received significant input from entrants to our Spring Classic II show, scheduled to begin on April 6th.

Their message is that they need another week before their horses are adequately prepared to return to the show ring.

For many, this gives them sufficient time to be within the 28-day window of isolation following the EHV-1 outbreak in California.
For others, they are simply more comfortable attending a single-week show without the turnover between weeks II and III.

Although we are disappointed that we have to cancel next week’s show, we understand that the health of our equine partners comes first, and we respect their decision to delay an extra week.

On the bright side, this will allow us to increase the prize money and add the $40,000 1.35m Bronze Tour during our Spring Classic III show, April 12th thru 16th (Tues – Sat).

Our Spring Classic III schedule is updated and can be viewed by clicking on the button below.
Key events include:

• WCHR Member Event
• $15,000 National Hunter Derby – Pro
• $10,000 National Hunter Derby – Junior/Amateur
• $40,000 1.35m Bronze Tour
• $25,000 Grand Prix

We look forward to showing off all the fantastic facility improvements when we can finally welcome you back to the Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano for Spring Classic III.
The entire team at Blenheim EquiSports

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Dubai World Cup Success Pays Off Decades-Long Investment For Japan's Breeders -...
30/03/2022
Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Dubai World Cup Success Pays Off Decades-Long Investment For Japan's Breeders - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Dubai World Cup Success Pays Off Decades-Long Investment For Japan's Breeders - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

The story of the 2022 Dubai World Cup was the string of successes earned by the racehorses and highly adventurous owners from Japan. They won five races on the card and placed in several others, including a third in the Grade 1 Dubai World Cup itself.

Updated Prize Listhttps://irp.cdn-website.com/906edb5f/files/uploaded/TVN%202022%20Prize%20List%20March%2025-2.pdf
30/03/2022

Updated Prize List

https://irp.cdn-website.com/906edb5f/files/uploaded/TVN%202022%20Prize%20List%20March%2025-2.pdf

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What is the hardest part of learning to see a distance for you? For us, it's step 2. Make a Decision. 😬 Thanks for the great article The Equestrian News!
Join us on Jumping Instructors Live for The Jay Duke Show for an inside look into the mind of a World-Class Course Designer with special guest Guilherme Jorge. The 2016 Olympic and 2-time Pan-American Games designer will be discussing the changes in the sport in the last 20 years and how he creates courses that are exciting, challenging, and safe for the top riders and horses of today. Future guests on the show include; May 11 - "Heads Up; What You Need To Know About Concussions." Featuring Dr. Ryan Kelly, Eric Vanderhelm, and Robert Colton, head safety experts from the racehorse industry. May 18 - "From Grassroots To Greatness; How To Be Successful In The Show Jumping Industry." Featuring USA Team rider Joie Gatlin & Morley Abey who operate Joie Gatlin-Morley Abey Show Jumping, Inc. the top Show Jumping operation in California. May 25 - "The Future of Horse Shows in North America" Featuring Derek Braun, Grand Prix rider and founder of the Split Rock Jumping Tour. The Jay Duke Show will be live each Monday at 7:30EST/4:30PST. It will appear as a live show on a post on the Jumping Instructors page. For more information check out Jay's FB profile Jay Duke & EquiVault , as well as his website and online training platform
Article by Daniela Leidy! A couple of weeks ago I put my feet on a Caribbean Island, for the first time in my life. I arrived on this small gem of an island, situated not very far from the coast of Venezuela, after a fairly short and uneventful flight,. We settled into our hotel and our week at “The Requilife Horse and Human, Health and Happiness Retreat” with Christian and McKrell Baier could start. The program for the week was a great mix of Yoga at the Island Yoga studio in the morning. A couple of hours of seminars and fun activities in the afternoons ,such as trail rides, boat trips and a visit to the local donkey sanctuary Our group was small which meant that we had a great opportunity to get to know each other fairly well during the following 6 days. We did this through fun experiences, serious discussions, heartfelt conversations and lots of laughter. We were challenged both in our bodies and in our minds. It was great to have the opportunity to be challenged and given tools on how to move to the next step as an equestrian, as a business owner and as a person. I left Aruba and the Requilife retreat feeling happy, challenged, motivated, stronger, more flexible in my body, and rested. by Daniela Leidy Owner at OnTopp Stables, Catawba NC Read the full article here: http://requilife.com/requilife-healthtravel.html
Attention fellow horse & animal lovers! The 2018 Equus Film Festival is almost here! It's taking place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Centre in Burbank, California from June 16th-June 17th! The festival will feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, and more, all focused around the world's most beautiful animal! There will be films about wild horses, show horses, race horses, therapy horses, and even a crime film called All The Queens Horses, which is about who woman who embezzled $53.7 MILLION from the city she lived in to put towards horses! You can find the schedule and buy tickets on their website here!
This photo is a post card taken at Winter Place Farm. The horse is Lost My Sock. Does anybody know who the rider might be. If I have the right horse he was foaled in 1975. Nashua breeding. I collect postcards of all types of horses. Thank you for your time.
The Equestrian News, we need your help! Those that Love Horses: If this were the old west, I’d sit down and share a story about how I feel like horse thieves are looting us. An ugly campaign is attacking the Coto Equestrian Preserve, and putting in doubt our dreams to have an amazing facility. This campaign is the work of a very small group of people, four with obvious agendas, masquerading their cause as “horses not houses,” pretending to be defenders of something into which Ozzie and I have poured countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears. As the operator of the Coto Equestrian Preserve, formerly Coto Equestrian Center, for more than a decade, I can tell you that this malicious campaign is hurting horses and horse lovers in Coto and working against and delaying improving our historical equestrian facility. This group has created a smear campaign. The people behind “horses not houses” are not part of the process working to preserve and improve what is precious and wonderful here; this group is actually hurting horses and horse lovers with misleading and untrue statements. They are causing people in Coto and in our horse community to believe or be concerned our facility is going away when the opposite is true. I know this because people tell me so. Equestrians, that I have run into, from up and down Southern California, say that they heard our facility is shutting down. And it breaks my heart to admit that our telephone isn’t ringing like it used to and we have record vacancies. This smear campaign has been very damaging to Ozzie and me and to Coto Equestrian Preserve, and very hurtful to all I love. When the Silver-Bronze Board asked us to be the tenant 13 years ago, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Nellie Gail Ranch was an amazing horse community, and we valued our time there, but Coto was a dream come true – a majestic blend of people, horses, space, and beauty. But we have some challenges that will be very costly to fix. We have had numerous issues with storm water and flooding from winter’s rains, which not only creates a mess and is a problem for horses, owners, and trainers, but is dangerous in an emergency. Also, it takes a lot of money for the planned improvements that will bring a 40+-year-old facility back to one of the best in the west. The horses and our horse lovers, trainers, boarders and Coto residents deserve the best. By now you’ve likely heard of Oak Grove that is trying to downzone the abandoned Merryhill School site that is zoned Community Center Commercial to 13 Low-Density Residential lots. We believe, as does the Board Directors of the Rancho Colinas Homeowners Association, who is adjacent to Coto Equestrian Preserve that low-density residential is the best use for the Merryhill site. We also believe Senior Assisted Living, supported by the majority of the “horses not houses” group, is not a good use for the rural aesthetic in the North Ranch. Yes, we lost a barn and 2 acres of land, but we preserved the 24.1 acres as an equestrian preserve forever, including 6 arenas, which includes the historic Covered Arena, and the approval of the downzoning of Oak Grove will result in Coto Equestrian Preserve receiving $1.6 Million of improvements, including the new state-of-the-art Plaza Barn, the Hunt & Saddle Lounge with additional bathrooms, as well as beautiful landscaping and entry. Of course, protecting the horses is always a top priority. The improvements also include security cameras and a secured entry, decomposed granite parking, important for horse and rider safety, and decomposed roads, both with polymer so it will look like dirt parking and roads but are also all-weather, important for emergency access and evacuation and extensive storm drain improvements to stop the flooding during heavy rains. My love of horses began when I was a 10-year-old girl. My mother would drive out on the back roads to Coto, and it felt like an adventure. Once we got here, there were beautiful trails and open space to ride and enjoy a little slice of California of old. This feeling still resides within me, to this day, with a new appreciation and strength of conviction that we must, because of the loss of stables and trails in many other areas, stop the smear campaign against our Coto Equestrian Preserve. Today, I now watch kids petting or mounting a horse for the first time, and see that incredible look of joy and awe on their faces. Silver-Bronze has made a huge gift of the Equestrian Use Preservation Easement to preserve this experience for future generations. Now we must help get Oak Grove approved so the incredible planned enhancements can be paid for. Trainers, boarders, Rancho Colinas Board of Directors and those that know the facts and the truth support the Oak Grove/Coto Equestrian Preserve vision and appreciate that the 24.1 acre Coto Equestrian Preserve will remain protected for future generations and are anxious to see Oak Grove downzoning approved as soon as possible so this nightmare and damaging smear campaign can end and the needed improvements can begin, but most are afraid to voice their support. I know this because people tell me they feel intimidated by these “mean spirited and assertive horses not houses ring leaders.” After over 2½ years of trying to get a public hearing for Oak Grove’s downzoning, which has been delayed due to the controversy and misinformation that has caused concern by many by the smear campaign of a few, it is urgent to get your help. Low-density homes on large lots with the Heritage Oak trees also preserved are a perfect aesthetic neighbor for Coto Equestrian Preserve and the North Ranch communities like Rancho Colinas and Rancho Estates. If you love horses, please support the Coto Equestrian Preserve by sharing your name and comments by using the link below. Robin Borders Cinnabar Equestrian Operations http://cotoequestrianpreserve.com/show-your-suppport/